Transfer Portal Roundup: Week Nine

For the third straight week, the Penn State Nittany Lions took another loss. This time, it was to the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes, 33-24.

Perhaps there was something in the water for everyone with Penn State connections, though. Across the country, a handful of recent Nittany Lion transfers had similarly disappointing showings. Here’s a quick look at how they performed:

Will Levis, QB Kentucky

After a season of stellar football, former Penn State quarterback Will Levis put in an uncharacteristically poor performance, as the No. 12 Kentucky Wildcats fell to unranked Mississippi State 31-17.

Levis completed only 17 of his 28 pass attempts. He threw for 150 yards and a touchdown but also gave the ball away on three interceptions. The typically active dual-threat picked up just nine yards on the ground.

John Petrishen, LB Pittsburgh

Linebacker John Petrishen recorded three tackles against the Miami Hurricanes. Petrishen also came down with an interception in the fourth quarter to bring his season total to two. No. 17 Pitt was unable to capitalize on the opportunity, though, and eventually fell 38-34.

Justin Shorter, WR Florida

Wide receiver Justin Shorter’s relatively quiet season continued this week against the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs. The former five-star recruit had four receptions for 50 yards, placing him at the team’s second-best with 279 yards on the season.

Zack Kuntz, TE Old Dominion

Another active performance was on display from tight end Zack Kuntz. The Old Dominion play-maker caught eight passes for 67 yards and his third touchdown of the season, all en route to a 23-20 victory over Louisiana Tech.

Daniel Joseph, DL NC State

All over the field in his team’s 28-13 win against Louisville, defensive lineman Daniel Joseph recorded six tackles and picked up half a sack.

Lance Dixon, LB West Virginia

Former Penn State linebacker Lance Dixon accumulated four tackles in West Virginia’s 38-31 win over Iowa State.

Joseph Bruno, RB Delaware

Running back Joseph Bruno had his busiest game of the year, picking up eight rushes for 31 yards in his team’s 17-10 win over Dixie State.

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